Biedronka Poland – Supermaket and Residential Building
The construction of a supermarket from Biedronka chain on the ground floor of a new residential and commercial building in Szczecin, Poland, required a high efficiency solution to ensure silence and comfort in all 118 apartments of the complex.
The preferred choice was the installation of Acousticork range underscreed all over the shopping area floor. Applied into the floor between the structural slab and screed during the construction process, this resilient impact sound insulation is one of the most effective forms to control impact noise, substantially improving the residents’ life quality.
Underscreed: less vibration, more silence
Multi-purpose buildings such as Kamienica Nova II, which houses both apartments and a supermarket, present a major challenge in terms of isolation, since it is necessary to control airborne as well as impact noise.
This type of noise is generated by the vibrations transmitted through the structural elements of the construction and is likely to reach distant points, which may affect the whole building.
In this case, we needed to ensure that vibrations generated by the daily traffic of staff and customers, loading and unloading of goods using forklifts and high levels of load on the pavement caused by the store’s equipment and products would not affect the residents living on the six floors above the supermarket.
“For this project it was important to select an impact sound insulation for underscreed which is more resistant, resilient and long-lasting in acoustic performance and stability compared to other known solutions on the market. Therefore, selecting U34 was the right decision.”
The Acousticork Underscreed insulation layer was installed on the slab during the construction phase of the building. Meanwhile, there was a perimeter strip made of elastic material intended to be used as perimeter strip installed, which is very important to avoid “sound bridges” and ensure proper performance of the floor system. Finally, the underscreed was covered with a protective film and the final floor layer was applied.
Although the application of underscreed is mainly aimed at improving the building’s soundproofing by reducing impact noise transmission, this system also contributes to reducing airborne noise.
Sound impact reduction
High load capacity
Recyclable and sustainable
Excellent durability and resistance
Founded in 1995 and owned by the Portuguese group Jerónimo Martins, Biedronka is the largest supermarket chain and the undisputed food retail leader in Poland. The brand holds over 2800 stores spread across the country and is the largest private employer operating in Poland, with approximately 65 000 employees.
It is one of the largest and most prestigious engineering and construction companies based in Szczecin, Poland. With over 25 years of experience, it has a wide portfolio of residential, commercial and service projects, as well as industrial and public works.